Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Webton?

Webton is a specific type of verbal trademarks/service marks on the Internet registered by the Webton Office defined as a sequence of four (4) to two hundred and fifty-five (255) characters from those enumerated herein: the alphanumeric characters of the English alphabet, space (" "), dash ("-"), slash ("/"), ampersand ("&"), comma (","), full colon (":"), semicolon (";"), and full stop/dot ("."). Webton must contain at least four (4) alphanumeric characters, excluding an initial article (the/a/an) or intial sequences "http", "http://www", or "www." if present. Single (generic) English words (as listed for example in the Unabridged Webster Dictionary as found at http://www.m-w.com) cannot be registered as Webtons. However, a Webton may contain such English words together with one or more other valid characters, including a chain of at least two such English words.

How are Webtons marked?

Each registered Webton may be marked by the the word "Webton" or its symbol, "W" enclosed in a circle or parentheses (both forms having equal meaning), that should be placed somewhere near the mark or the legend asterisked to the trademark itself. The symbol itself is not considered part of the trademark.

How can I get a Webton?

Application for Webton registration can be made by submitting the Webton Registration Agreement to the
Webton Office.

Do I need a Web site to register a Webton?

Yes. Each Webton application (Webton Registration Agreement) must contain the URL (Web address, e.g. http://ii.org) of the Web site where the respective trademark/service mark is commercially used. It is easy to register your own Web site. For more details on fast and simple (quick'n'easy) Internet solutions, visit http://businessgates.com/ipres.htm.

What is Webton Register?

Webton Register is the database of all registered Webtons maintained on the Webton server at http://www.webton.com/register/. Webtons are ordered alphabetically by so-called DryText. Webton Register is also archived in paper form, as notarized Webton Certificates.

What is DryText?

DryText is the text of a Webton without all non-alphanumeric characters and without the initial articles (the/a/an) and initial sequences "http", "http://www", or "www.".

More questions?

If you cannot find any information here, please let us know what you would like to know via email faq@webton.com.

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